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Arbor Vitae Install

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by recycledsole, Sep 28, 2012.

  1. recycledsole

    recycledsole LawnSite Gold Member
    from MD
    Messages: 3,273

    Hey guys,
    i have a potential arbor vitae install to do.
    im wondering what are the basics about how to install them? do they like drainage? any fertilizer or nutrients to install? etc....
    thank you so much
  2. Smallaxe

    Smallaxe LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,082

    Every tree needs drainage unless it grows in water, which cedars may or may not do for extended periods of time... arbor vitae is another type of cedar, in fact they are interchangeable as common reference in my neighborhood...

    It is generally not wise to fertilizer woody plants in the Fall because it may interfere with their 'hardening off' process...

    dig the hole fill it with water and watch it drain... add your ammendments put in the plants and wash in the dirt as you flood the hole with water again... be sure the roots are covered and that there is a dish around the drip zone of the plant making it easy to flood again 2 more times in the following week...

    doing this ensures a 100% survival rate(as long as sensible care continues)... :)
  3. recycledsole

    recycledsole LawnSite Gold Member
    from MD
    Messages: 3,273

    thanks alot

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